Bool, Tagbilaran

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Coordinates: 9°37′N 123°52′E / 9.62°N 123.87°E / 9.62; 123.87Coordinates: 9°37′N 123°52′E / 9.62°N 123.87°E / 9.62; 123.87
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas Region VII
Province Bohol
District 1st District of Bohol
City Tagbilaran
Purok 7
 • Type Sangguniang Barangay
 • Barangay Captain Nestor Mendez
 • Brgy Council
 • Total 349 ha (862 acres)
Population (2015 census)[1]
 • Total 6,132
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
 • Voter(2013)[2] 2,781
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6300
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
PSGC 071242001

Bool was a part of the town of Tagbilaran, at its creation sometime in the 1750s during the Spanish regime, which was then the municipality of Tagbilaran after the American regime. It became barangay Bool on 1 July 1966 when Tagbilaran became a chartered city by virtue of Republic Act 4660.[3]

The total land area is 349 hectares (860 acres). According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,132.[1] In the 2013 electoral roll, it had 2,781 registered voters, meaning that 45% of the population are aged 18 and over.[2]


Bool is located in the southeast of the city, a ten-minute ride from City Hall. It has a rolling terrain rising gently up to the foot of Banat‑i Hill, the city's highest point, after which rises it steeply to the top about 150 metres (490 ft) above sea level, then a gentle slope down to the north at the Bool–Dampas border. To the east, it has a common boundary with the town of Baclayon; to the west with barangay Mansasa, and to the south is the Bohol Sea.


Bool's economy is based upon fishing, farming and tourism. A blood compact held in Bool is considered to be the first treaty of friendship between Filipinos and a foreign country.[citation needed]

Tourist sites include:

  • Blood Compact Shrine
  • Blood Compact Marker
  • Banat‑i Hill
  • Ilaw International Centre


  1. ^ a b Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Project of Precincts for the 2013 Barangay Elections
  3. ^ "Republic Act No. 4660 June 18, 1966 – An Act Creating the City of Tagbilaran". 18 June 1966. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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